Thursday, December 1, 2016

December fundraising - acceleration programs and competitions

In the winter new editions of acceleration programs and competitions arise. Don't miss the opportunity to apply to the ones that suit the best start-up for you. check out the list we prepared for you in December!
4YFN Awards 2017 @MWC

International media, global investors, innovation directors and potential clients will be attending 4YFN Awards looking for the world's top start-ups.

The chosen 24 finalists will travel to Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress taking place from 27th February to 1st March 2017 to pitch to investors, media, potential clients and the best qualified jury of experts, but only 3 will be the best 4YFN mobile start-ups of the year.

Meet investors, work with mentors and - most importantly - generate early cash-flow with your MVP. We run 10 programs, on 10 themes to suit your interest and passion. Smart City? November 2016. Tourism? January 2017. Space? June 2017.

Location: Barcelona, ES
Closing date: 4th of January, 2017
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Microsoft Accelerator

Microsoft Accelerator London is global ecosystem that enables entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. our capacity to work with Corporations as well as emerging tech companies creates a unique Win/Win situation that helps us to create sustainable global businesses. Microsoft Accelerator London's vision is to create robust technology to deploy strong sales pipelines.

Location: London, UK
Closing date: 6th of January, 2017
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Start-up adVANce by Mercedes-Benz Vans

You have an idea to revolutionise the transport business? You want to gain from a along-term partnership with an OEM and stay independent at the same time? Start-up adVANce by Mercedes-Benz Vans offers you exactly what you are looking for.

Three Tracks: 1. Revolutionising Cargo Space. 2. Concept Phase. 3. Prototype phase.
Total sum of awarded grants 1 million euros.
Exclusive Partnership with Mercedes-Benz Vans.
Overall Goal: Long-term partnership.

Location: Stuttgart, DE
Closing date: 15th of January, 2017
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WiderPool (Al, Fintech, Big Data & Telco)

Helps corporates succeed by connecting them to the world's most innovate tech companies. helps growth-stage tech companies scale by bringing them to the attention of global corporates. we are global innovation brokers - we bring together the brightest people on the planet.

WiderPool is providing a unique opportunity for innovate early stage businesses that are looking to expand into new global markets and who can provide business solutions proposed by corporates.

Location: Global
Closing date: 31st of December, 2016
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SIBSPayForward (Smart Finance & Payments) Accelerator

Join SIBS PayForward for the unique opportunity to disrupt the Smart Finance and Payments Industry alongside a Fintech heavyweight. A 2-month program with top methodologies and experts backed by SIBS, one of the main innovators in the industry and one of the leading Start-up Accelerators in Europe, Beta-i.

Location: Lisbon, PT
Closing date: 31st of January, 2017
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Reimagine Drone

Reimagine Drone in Barcelona's first drone services incubator from Brinc and Incubio. We offer Europian entrepreneurs acces to prototyping resources typically available only in Asia in addition to a proven, online curriculum and technical hands-on-training.

The program will enable startups who are seeking financial and technical support with developing disruptive technologies leveraging the use of commercial drones.

Location: Barcelona, ES
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StartupBootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy

Start-upBootCamp is teh global start-up accelerator with 14 programs in 9 cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul, London, New York, and Singapore with a mentor and alumni network in more than 30 countries.

Each accelerator's program selects 10. start-ups from more than 500 global applicants to join the 3 month program including 15 000 eur for living expences, free co-working space and over 450 000 eur in deals from partners such as AWS and Salesforce.

Location: Berlin, DE
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X2 Labs

Join a team, co-create a company, become a co-funder and build your next dream job. Our 4 week accelerator programs takes you and your team on a hyper-growth program to launch and scale your new company.

Location: Stavanger, NO
Closing date: 14th of December, 2017
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PortXL - World Port Accelerator

PortXL is a start-up acceleration program for port inventors , located in the world's smartest maritime cluser.

Ten exclusively selected start-ups will be accelerated during an intensive 100-day mentorship driven program located in the city of Rotterdam. Apart from facilities and training, PortXL offers an ecosystem of funders, investors and corporate partners that supports and accelerates the entrepreneurial journey.

Location: Rotterdam, NL
Closing date: 31st of January, 2017
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AXA Assistance

At AXA Assistance we recognise the discruption of the insurance sector and that's great because it means more value for the end customer, which is what we're all about.

With this in mind we have shifted our strategy, making collaborative development with disruptive Start-ups one of our key goals. We're here to develop at place, in an agile way and deliver revolutionary experiences to our clients and their customers.

Location: London, UK
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The Conference of European Rabbis recognises the importance of tech and innovation being in today's society. Therefore by rewarding, supporting these projects annually, the CER is investing in the good of the future of our world. Enter your mission and you can win the First prize of 26,000 eur chash or one of the two 18,000 eur cash runner-up prizes. We measure success by the amount of good you're doing in the world.

Location: Munich, DE
Closing date: 31st of July, 2017
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